Theresa Andersson is a New Orleans-based musician who sings pretty songs and makes enchanting videos (she’s also a sweetheart, FYI), and her video for “Street Parade” — embedded below — is all of that. But the real star of the video is The Music Box, aka Dithyrambalina, an rather stunning art installation in NOLA’s Bywater hood that most of the “Street Parade” video was shot in. Here’s how the people behind the project describe it on their website…
The Brooklyn-based artist Swoon has joined forces with New Orleans Airlift to create a landmark sculpture in New Orleans. Dithyrambalina will look like a house, but sound like a musical instrument. A growing group of local and national sound artists are experimenting with interactive instruments that can be built into its walls and floorboards allowing visitors and musicians to bring the house to life through their touch.
So if you’re in New Orleans or visiting in the near future, check out the Music Box — I swear you’ve never experienced anything like it. If you aren’t, enjoy the visual tour provided by Andersson’s video below. (You can read more about the history of the project here.)